Gutter Overflow - Not Enough Downspouts?

Old 06-25-02, 08:18 AM
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Unhappy Gutter Overflow - Not Enough Downspouts?

During heavy rains I have one section of my gutters (in the middle) that overflow (sending rain into the basement). I've checked the downspout and it is clear of obstructions.

The section of gutter that overflows only has one downspout on the end of the section. It's a ranch house and this section of gutter with one downspout has to be longer than 35 feet from end-to-end.

Can I add a downspout in the middle of the section (where it is overflowing) to relieve some of this "water pressure" or do I need to have my gutters re-hung so that the highest point is in the middle and add the second downspout on the other end? If so, what would this cost me? Could I do something like this myself (generally speaking)? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Old 06-25-02, 11:11 AM
bungalow jeff
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Check your gutter supports. If some have come loose the gutter can sag in spots, which can lead to a situation similar to what you describe.

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